Hi, I was diagnosed with fibro last week. I currently take tramadol 50mg x8 a day and cocodamol 30mg 3 to 6 a day which was originally prescribed for nerve pain that has been chronic for over 3 years. The fibro has been there for 2 years but only just diagnosed. The rheumy said to add in more amitiriptyline ( am already on 10mg at night) increasing upto 50 mg and to try to exercise. I luckily was due an appointment at the pain clinic a few days after this and he prescribed pregablin. He said I can't increase the amitiriptyline until I reduce the tramadol which the rheumy didn't say. So he suggested gradually getting tramadol down to 4 or 5 a day and at the same time increasing the amitiriptyline to 50mg. Also taking the pregablin at the same time.
I want to avoid the pregablin if possible as I tried it before and the side effects weren't good but if I have to I will give it another go. If I reduce the tramadol I am in a lot of pain (that's why I take them!).
Can people please let me know the pain meds that have been beneficial for them, I know everyone is different but if I knew more about other peoples experience it might help me make up my mind what to do.
I am waiting for physio and might leave messing with my meds until then, I have a young daughter and don't want to ruin christmas by being even worse than I am now.
Any advice please?????? Does anyone else take tramadol and amitiriptyline together??
I can't see how I am meant to exercise if I am taking less pain meds than I am on now and I can't do anything as it is. Thanks.